Call for Papers
The 2nd International Workshop on Language Resources for
Content-based Image Retrieval (OntoImage 2008)
Held in conjunction with LREC 2008
afternoon of May 26, 2008
There are two computer-aided methods for accessing images:
* indexing textual descriptions (done mostly by public retrieval
o assigned manually on community sharing sites, e.g. Flickr;
o extracted from the text of the web page associated with the
image , e.g. Google
o extracting textual information inside the image using OCR
* indexing low-level visual features (colour, texture, etc.) of the
images (called Content Based Image Retrieval - CBIR).
Combining these two methods is currently a hot topic since it involves developing hybrid approaches using automatic image tagging from text along with low level visual features from an image to produce text metadata. One of the main limitations within state-of-the-art CBIR resides in the mismatch (the “Semantic Gap” in image analysis) between low-level visual descriptors and the human-understood semantics of picture similarity. There are problems of vocabulary at all levels in the description of an image. There is a mismatch between the text found around an image, between the keywords that people assign to an image, and between the objects that can be recognized in an image. How can available language resources (terminology, thesauri, ontologies, etc.) help? How much must they be altered to reduce the semantic gap?
This half-day workshop will present up to 9 papers examining the intersection of language resources and image analysis and retrieval.
We welcome submissions addressing the following questions:
* What elements in a lexicon correspond to picturable objects?
* How can language resources be used to organize and improve user
contributed image annotations?
* Which are the roles of language resources in image retrieval?
* How should language resources and image processing techniques be
* How can current language resources be adapted for content-based
image retrieval in real-world applications, like the Web search?
* Can language resources and low-level visual descriptors be
organized into a joint knowledge infrastructure?
* Do we need new semantic structures (ontologies, thesauri) for
CBIR? Can we build them (semi)automatically?
* What visual characteristics of objects can be discovered by text
processing (color, size, location, shape, texture)?
* What is the relation between the lexicon and image indexing and
retrieval? What words should be associated with an image? Can this
* How to combine speech and textual resources related to image data?
* What are some application areas where this research can be evaluated?
We expect extended abstracts describing research addressing one of the above questions of about 1500 words to be submitted as WORD, PDF or ASCII documents per email to the following address: adrian.popescu at cea.fr <mailto:adrian.popescu at cea.fr>
A reception notification will be sent to the authors within 48 hours. The final papers should have no more than 6 pages.
Extended deadline for Abstracts
March 02, 2008
Notification of acceptance
March 10, 2008
March 31, 2008
May 26, 2008 (afternoon session)
*Palais des Congrès Mansour Eddahbi, *Marrakech (Morocco)**
Co-located with LREC’2008 http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2008 **
Thierry Declerck, Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz, Germany
Adrian Popescu, Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique LIST, France
Allan Hanbury, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Judith L. Klavans, University of Maryland, USA
Questions about the workshop can be addressed to: declerck at dfki.de <mailto:declerck at dfki.de> or adrian.popescu at cea.fr <mailto:adrian.popescu at cea.fr>
*URL of the workshop: http://www.dfki.de/~declerck/ontoimage.html <http://www.dfki.de/%7Edeclerck/ontoimage.html>*
The Workshop is endorsed by the European Networks of Excellence K-Space (www.k-space.eu <http://www.k-space.eu/>) and MUSCLE (http://www.muscle-noe.org/)
-- Thierry Declerck, Senior Consultant at DFKI GmbH, Language Technology Lab Stuhlsatzenhausweg, 3 D-66123 Saarbruecken Tel: +49 (0)681 302 5358 Fax: +49 (0)681 302 5338 email: declerck at dfki.de
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